Stavanger 2008 Launch

Good to see that the other European Capital of Culture had a successful launch party this weekend too.

Stavanger’s European Capital of Culture Year Launched

Saturday, the Stavanger region of Norway officially launched its year as European Capital of Culture with the ambitious vision: Open Port.

More than 50.000 people crowded the city of Stavanger, where young and old from all over the region collaborated with French company CPM to build a gigantic parade through the streets of town – followed by spectacular outdoor shows, before massive fireworks kicked off the evening parties with concerts and performances at a number of venues in the city – a spectacle unprecedented in Norway.